Lobero BACKSTAGE Fall 2021

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FALL 2021



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Pandemics are the worst, and really make you appreciate what you can’t have. Live performances on our historic stage were unfortunately (and understandably) on that list of restrictions. So, while you may have missed the comforts of Santa Barbara’s renowned theater, and the diverse, widely acclaimed performances presented, we have unquestionably missed YOU!

our exciting new Lobero App, which we successfully rolled out at the end of July. The app provides an overview of our calendar of events, convenient digital ticketing, insider access to presale tickets, special promos, discounts, and much more. We also garnered the support of strong new philanthropic corporate sponsors and welcomed several new staff members to our administrative family.

We kept busy, and hope you might have logged in for one of our “Live from the Lobero” streaming performances. We have a lot of pride in the production and performances virtually presented to the living rooms and laptops of our patrons near and far - all 50 states and 21 foreign countries logged in for a Lobero performance, giving us a global audience for the first time in the theater’s storied 148 years. Social media postings on this history of those years of performance were highlighted in “Earl Minnis Presents Intermission.” Special thanks to both Earl and board member Brett Hodges for their time and support around that ongoing series.

More than anything, we feel beyond fortunate to have the generous Lobero community that truly helped our organization get through this unprecedented pandemic patch. If not for your incredible support, this theater would not be in the position it is currently - scheduled with fantastic performances and ready to partner with our local arts community. YOU made a difference here at the Lobero, and we hope you feel our appreciation each time you rejoin us.

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Thank you for your loyalty!

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Raised in the beautiful mountain-town of Lake Arrowhead, artist Brandon Teris was deeply inspired by his surroundings and began painting watercolors of the stunning scenery around him at an early age. He found it therapeutic to focus his attention on nature and magically transform a blank canvas into a transformative piece of art. Brandon later became enchanted by calligraphy in high school, then explored the concept of text and image in his own artwork in college. Fueled by his passion, he further developed his technical skills in painting, drawing, typography, and printmaking. He soon discovered he was not only good at painting, but also at teaching others how to express themselves through art. This became a new passion and he went on to obtain his Master’s degree in education from UCSB. For over six years, Brandon has been teaching advanced drawing and painting at The Visual Arts and

Design Academy (VADA) at Santa Barbara High School, as well as his favorite course, calligraphy, in the school’s art department. The Lobero Theatre collaborated with VADA this past year in presenting an innovative, socially-distanced, larger-than-life art slide show on the back of the Lobero Theatre, and presented it to the Santa Barbara Community. Brandon, who was one of the favorite teachers of two Lobero staff members’ kids at VADA, was later commissioned to paint three BACKSTAGE at the Lobero playbill covers for the 2021-2022 season. The first is an oil painting of the interior of the theater, the second will be an aerial view of the theater in watercolor, the third will focus on patrons entering the front of the theater during one of our upcoming productions. Fascinated by the effects of light and color, Brandon is driven by capturing the mood of a scene in his compositions. He often incorporates prose or poetry in his paintings by inscribing the background using calligraphic marks in hopes of enhancing the emotional connection between the images and their textsaturated spaces. He specializes in plein air landscapes, using canvas, brushes, oil paints and watercolors to bring his artwork to life. His paintings can be seen on Facebook @terisartwork and Instagram @teris_art and he is open to doing commissions. A bit of a Renaissance man, Brandon enjoys hiking with his dog, Leo, spending time in nature, teaching chocolate truffle workshops, and competing as the second ranked billiard pool player in the Santa Barbara Pool League!

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Artistic Luminaries Charles Lloyd Milt Larsen

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8.27.21 Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Joining the GRAMMY® Award nominee on this brass-fueled, feel good tour of the summer, will be accomplished contemporary jazz saxophonists Kirk Whalum, Mindi Abair and Vincent Ingala. Presented by Omega Events

8.31.21 The Milk Carton Kids and Haley Heynderickx Blending ethereal harmonies and intricate musicianship with a uniquely powerful brand of contemporary songcraft, The Milk Carton Kids are a major force in the American folk tradition. Empathetic singer-songwriter Hayley Heynderickx is one of the most promising artists to come out of Portland, OR in the last few years. Presented by Lobero LIVE


9.4.21 & 9.5.21 Toad the Wet Sprocket with SUMMERCAMP Santa Barbara’s most successful alternative rock group returns to the Lobero stage. Presented by Lobero LIVE


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9.8.21 An Evening with The Wallflowers The Wallflowers have held their ground as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands. The newly released record, Exit Wounds, finds the band’s signature sound intact, even as Jakob Dylan surrounds himself with a fresh cast of musicians. Presented by Lobero LIVE and Earl Minnis Presents

9.10.21 Jan & Dean’s Beach Party! Featuring Dean Torrence Jan & Dean’s run in the 1960’s boasts an impressive 14 gold records. The show features the greatest hits of two classic California groups, Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys. Current and former singers and players of the Brian Wilson Band and The Beach Boys round out the touring personnel, including Chris Farmer. Presented by Long Man Productions

9.19.21 Cinema Classics on Piano with Maestro Bryan Tari Maestro Tari has assembled the perfect show of memorable movie music, performing his exceptional arrangements of songs and themes from some of the greatest films of all time, including Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, and Superman, with Star Wars as the grand finale. A delightful family event!

9.28.21 Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized Get your vaccinations and cocktails because everyone’s favorite “clown in a gown,” Bianca Del Rio, is returning to the stage with her new comedy tour, Unsanitized! She’s vaxxed, she’s waxed, and she has more attitude than ever. Presented by AEG

9.29.21 Pat Metheny Side-Eye with James Francies and Joe Dyson The trio will be performing music from across Metheny’s massive career, as well as new material unique to this live band. Presented by Jazz at the Lobero


10.1.21 Benise - 20th Anniversary Tour A magical event celebrating the ‘Best of’ Benise through 20 years of fiery Spanish guitar and dance. Performing fan favorites and debuting new songs from his fifth PBS special Strings of Hope. Presented by Spanish Guitar Entertainment

10.2.21 Santa Barbara Permaculture Network: The Second Annual Eco Hero Award Mycologist Paul Stamets & awardwinning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg will be in attendance to receive the Second Annual Eco Hero Award. Film clips from their collaboration on projects, including the amazing Fantastic Fungi, will be shown. 10.7.21 & 10.8.21 An Evening with Los Lobos with Nancy Sanchez The GRAMMY® Award-winning band, comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie

Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin, has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards, and made fans around the world. Songwriter, performer and awardwinning jazz vocalist Nancy Sanchez opens the show. Presented by Lobero LIVE

10.9.21 A Tribute to Johnny Cash & Elvis: Keeping the Music Alive The legacy of Johnny Cash lives on with the help of singer-guitarist Danny Millsap and the Hennessy Three together forming The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band. Raised on Elvis since childhood, Danny Memphis truly captures the look, essence, dance moves and natural vocal style in a tasteful, heartfelt, true to the man celebration of Elvis and his music from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s eras. Presented by DM Productions

10.10.21 Whitney Following their acclaimed sophomore album Forever Turned Around, Whitney have returned with Candid. Covers have always been an integral part of the band’s ethos, but for Candid, Whitney decided to challenge themselves, finding their favorite songs that also fell outside of their musical comfort zone. 10.14.21 Yeti Film Tour An epic night of storytelling through film. From rural Alabama to the Kingdom of Bhutan, the wild is where we find our people, discover what drives us, and are reminded that toughness and vulnerability are one and the same. All proceeds from this film tour will go toward preserving our wild places.

10.16.21 Charles Lloyd Quartet with Gerald Clayton, Justin Brown and Rueben Rogers After a year and a half of isolation due to the pandemic, Charles Lloyd returns to the Lobero stage with a powerful band. Lloyd has never stopped experimenting and always brings a fresh perspective, steeped in experience, to his music. Presented by Jazz at the Lobero

10.19.21 Les Violons du Roy & Avi Avital CAMA returns to presenting live music with Canada’s highly acclaimed Les Violons du Roy (The Violins of the King). Under its new Music Director, British conductor Jonathan Cohen, the ensemble will perform a full evening of Bach and Vivaldi concertos featuring the return of virtuoso Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital. Presented by CAMA, with Exclusive Sponsor, Marta Babson

10.29.21 & 10.31.21 Opera Santa Barbara Double Bill: Il Tabarro (The Cloak) Broken dreams, a fateful love affair, and a murder onboard a barge on the Seine are accompanied by a haunting score in Puccini’s taut 60’ operatic thriller. El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) - A gypsy woman is haunted by her husband’s ghost and discovers the secret behind his murder in Manual de Falla’s fiery masterpiece of flamenco song and dance. 10.30.21 Mischief Masquerade Halloween Costume Dance Party under the starts on the Lobero Theatre esplanade, featuring DJ Scott Topper from K-LITE 101.7. Presented by Lobero LIVE


11.4.21 Nebula Dance Lab presents Humanity Humanity, inspired by the short story “A Child’s Story” by Charles Dickens, is an exploration of living one’s truth, being present, and celebrating our differences. Choreography by Chloe Roberts, under the direction of Devyn Duex, with special guest performances. 11.6.21 The Immediate Family featuring Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Steve Postell A unique group of iconic musicians, known for their long, illustrious careers backing up countless Hall-of-Fame artists. Having played together for decades, but never as their own band, the artists have come together to perform their own songs. Presented by Lobero LIVE & Earl Minnis Presents

11.11.21 David Grisman’s Dawg Trio with Danny Barnes & Samson Grisman The trio is known for their unique compelling hybrid of bluegrass, jazz, Latin rhythms, klezmer music, and myriad global influences. For nearly half a century, mandolinist, composer, bandleader, producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. Presented by Lobero LIVE

11.12.21 Go to Hale: Quips & Clips – Music That Connects Us Musical artists have long embraced their creative inner self, whether performing solo or collaborating with large orchestras. Join us for a special,

‘one night only’ film concert of rare footage. From acoustic to orchestral, and everything in between. Discover the common thread of music that connects us all. Presented by Lobero LIVE & Pandaman

11.13.21 Doublewide Kings play the Allman Brothers Band The Kings and some special guests will play old favorites like “Jessica,” “Midnight Rider” and “Whipping Post,” ready to rock, alongside some deeper album cuts and some head-expanding jams. The Doublewide Kings have earned their ‘exuberant outlaw’ reputation by blowing the roof off the Lobero with their past celebrations of the music of Neil Young and the music of Crosby, Stills and Nash. 11.18.21 Paul Thorn & Band - A Night of Blues, Gospel, Country, Rock Mississippi-native songwriter, singer, and guitar slinger Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music. Bluesy, rocking, and thoroughly Southern Americana. Local singer/songwriter Will Breman, finalist on NBC’s The Voice, to warm up the stage. Presented by Ones To Watch Productions

11.19.21 John Craigie #KeepItWarm2021 Tour with Special Guest Chris Pureka California folk singer John Craigie is best known for his candid storytelling, sense of humor, and poignant songwriting. A Craigie performance is not just a music show, it’s a collective experience. Presented by Numbskull Productions, Lobero LIVE and Good Medicine

11.24.21 Whose Live Anyway? Featuring current cast members of the EMMY® nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with laughter at the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Presented by Martin Media

Please visit Lobero.org for the most up-to-date event listings.

Lobero LIVE is funded in part by the Events and Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

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